“I definitely feel like we’re all right,” Tebow said. “We’re excited about where we’re at, and we’re going to continue to be positive and stay motivated and just try to improve.”
The Chiefs were looking to next year when they fired coach Todd Haley a week ago. But interim coach Romeo Crennel put together a game plan that finally stopped Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, who had won 19 in a row, including the Super Bowl.
Kansas City still needs to beat the Raiders on Saturday, have Denver lose to Buffalo and San Diego drop one of its last two games. If all that happens, the Chiefs will play for a spot in the playoffs at Denver in their regular-season finale.
“We were able to win and we feel good about getting the victory, but we know the season lies in the next game,” Crennel said. “We have to win this next one, and it’s a short week. We’re looking forward to that, trying to keep this thing moving. We’re in the race and we have a chance.”
The Titans missed an opportunity to grab control of the final wild-card spot in the AFC when they became the first team to lose to the lowly Indianapolis Colts (1-13). But Tennessee isn’t making vacation plans yet and continues to seek its first playoff berth since 2008.
“We don’t have control anymore,” rookie defensive tackle Jurrell Casey said after the loss to the Colts. “We’ll have to see how some other teams do, and we’ll see how it all plays out. We can’t go out there and just give up.”
As the old Bee Gees’ song from the “Staying Alive” prequel “Saturday Night Fever” goes:
Ah, ha, ha, ha,
AP Sports Writers Pat Graham in Englewood, Colo., Dave Skretta in Kansas City, Bob Baum in Tempe, Ariz., and Teresa M. Walker in Nashville, Tenn. contributed to this report.